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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Watara Supervision

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The Watara Supervision (also known as the QuickShot Supervision in the UK) is a monochrome handheld game console, originating from Asia, and introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for Nintendo's Game Boy. It came packaged with a game called Crystball, which is similar to Breakout. One unique feature of the Supervision was that it could be linked up to a television via a link cable. Games played in this way would display in four colors, much like Nintendo's Super Game Boy add-on for the SNES. A full color TV link was also in the works, but because of the Supervision's failure to make a major impression among gamers it was cancelled, along with the games which were in development for it.

Though the machine garnered some attention at launch (mainly due to the low price point for the machine and its games, which many felt might enable it to make inroads into Nintendo's market share) it was ultimately unsuccessful in unseating the Game Boy from its position as the world's most popular handheld. Reasons commonly cited are the poor quality screen which was prone to blurring and made following the action difficult, a general lack of games and the simplistic nature of those that were released.

Yet another problem was that most of the games that were available were developed in Taiwan or Hong Kong, meaning that fans of big-name Western and Japanese developers were underwhelmed by the apparent lack of support from these companies. Only a tiny handful of games were developed by third parties, including Sachen and the British developer B.I.T.S.. Up against Nintendo's list of popular franchises (Zelda, Mario, Metroid) and those of its third parties (Castlevania, Mega Man) - all of which eventually surfaced on the Game Boy - the Supervision's games were of little interest to most.

2 in 1: Block Buster/Cross High 2 in 1: Hash Blocks/Eagle Plan Alien Supervision Balloon Fight
Block Buster Brain Power Carrier Cave Wonder
Challenger Tank Chimera Crystball Delta Hero
Eagle Plan Earth Defender Fatal Craft Final Combat
Galactic Crusader Galaxy Fighter Grand Prix Happy Pairs
Hash Block Hero Kid Honey Bee Jacky Lucky
Jaguar Bomber John Adventure Juggler Kabi Island
Linear Racing Magincross Matta Blatta Olympic Trials
P-52 Sea Battle Pacboy and Mouse Penguin Hideout Police Bust
Pyramid SSSnake Soccer Champion Super Block
Super Kong Tasac 2010 Tennis Pro '92 Treasure Hunter

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Super Kong 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Block Buster Supervision
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Earth Defender 1992 Bon Treasure
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Balloon Fight 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Galactic Crusader 1992 Sachen
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Galaxy Fighter 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Hero Kid 1992 Hartung
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Crystball 1991 Travellmate
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Kabi Island 1992 Sachen
2 in 1 - Block Buster and Cross High Supervision
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Chimera Supervision
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Police Bust Bon Treasure
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Grand Prix 1992 Bon Treasure
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Pacboy and Mouse Watara
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SSSnake 1992 BITS
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Fatal Craft 1992 Bon Treasure
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Alien Supervision
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Challenger Tank Watara
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Pyramid 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Brain Power Supervision
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Treasure Hunter 1992 Bon Treasure
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John Adventure 1992 Sachen
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Eagle Plan 1992 GTC
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Tennis Pro 92 1992 BITS
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Tasac 2010 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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P-52 Sea Battle Watara
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Jaguar Bomber 1992 Bon Treasure
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Super Block 1992 Bon Treasure
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Final Combat 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Honey Bee 1992 Bon Treasure
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Olympic Trials 1992 Watara
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Soccer Champion Hartung
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Linear Racing Watara
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Juggler 1992 Bon Treasure
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Cave Wonder 1992 Bon Treasure
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Happy Pairs 1992 Sachen
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Hash Block 1991 GTC
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Delta Hero 1992 Bon Treasure
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Carrier Travellmate
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Magincross 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
Penguin Hideout 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Matta Blatta Watara
2 in 1 - Hash Blocks and Eagle Plan 1992 Bon Treasure
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Jacky Lucky 1992 Bon Treasure